Twenty-three years ago, Mariska van Emmerik started her beauty career in Australia. Each year since, she has added accomplishments to her professional portfolio, honing her skills by giving skincare classes, consulting with clients, and developing her own product line, Privy Beauty. Mariska’s work has been featured in Ocean Drive magazine, on Mona Lisa touchups, and on the faces of clients who come in for her services, which include signature facials, lash extensions, and permanent-makeup applications. With more than 12 years of experience as a permanent makeup artist, Mariska expertly traces eyelids and lip perimeters to give clients a vivid look that stays put when clients exercise or bob for apples.
Aesthetician Kris Guglielmo doles out spa services from a corner of Fortunato's European Hair Design that operates under the moniker Nouvelle Skin Spa. As Eufora-trained stylists curl, trim, and color hair in the salon area, Kris beautifies complexions with permanent makeup, skincare, and waxing services. During customized facials, Kris employs exfoliating scrubs and chemical peels to remove traces of dead skin cells and dissolve grime. Nourishing masks finish off services, hydrating faces more thoroughly then a broken diver's helmet.
Under the leadership of a 37-year industry veteran, the stylists and aestheticians at Fortunato’s European Hair Design revamp and renew clients with a combination of nail, hair, waxing, and massage services. The hair whisperers wield Eufora International products as they craft curls, tame frizz, and maintain dreadlocks with the same level of love that cowboys show their lassos. Alternatively, the salon’s nail technicians gussy up appendages with gel manicures and nail art, and massage therapists soothe away knots with therapeutic Swedish and deep-tissue strokes.
At Tanning Oasis, bodies bronze within three levels of Ergoline tanning beds or under the precise nozzle of an airbrush device. Using products from Designer Skin, Swedish Beauty, and Supre, Tanning Oasis’s sun-savvy techs can customize a skin-specific tan for their clientele or load shopping bags with tanning accessories. The salon accommodates frequent visitors with monthly and yearly packages, facilitating a healthy glow during the dead of winter and a summer spent living in caves.
Signature Service: Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and customized blends
Brands Used: Doterra Essential Oils
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 2 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early for your appointment.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
I make customized aromatherapy blends with oils and lotions for massage and body treatments.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
"That feels like heaven."
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I like to make sure every client has a good experience, so I take extra time with them making sure their needs are met. Also, all of the products and essential oils I use are natural or organic.
In business since 1967 and in possession of an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, the licensed health-care professionals at A&E and SNY Surgery Center tend to clients with laser and aesthetic services. Skilled and always-friendly technicians combat wrinkles with Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections, using proprietary blends of wrinkle-diffusers to target spots above and between the eyebrows, blocking the movement of muscles that dig furrows, crow’s-feet, and bang canyons. The staffers also wield lasers to fade or eliminate the appearance of age- and sun spots, unwanted tattoos, fuzzy patches, and spider veins. Their nonsurgical and surgical hair enhancements allow patrons to reclaim former coifs, and body-reshaping services can improve the appearance of silhouettes.